WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee Julie Galloway (Ireland) – Record-setting Marathon Swimmer
Julie Galloway had an exciting and eventful summer season this year.
Between completing a two-way English Channel relay in 24 hours and 4 minutes as a charity fundraiser for the National Rehabilitation Hospital and getting married, she established the world record of 9 hours 32 minutes for the Round Jersey swim. A highly technical circumnavigation swim that required optimal timing and expert navigation, Julie joyously swam the 41 miles faster than every man and woman in history around the open water swimming oasis in the middle of the English Channel.
The personable, energetic and ever-smiling Texas native brings good cheer to the sport, a level of competitive intensity to every swim and a passion for traditional marathon swimming that makes her Round Jersey solo swim a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
For more information on Julie Galloway, visit here.
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.
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